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Carving Post
Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-08-28 2:03 pm   Permalink

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I'd be interested to see what one of your jobs with a full body would looks like.


I agree with BK good stuff, and i too would be interested to see a body on one or two of your tikis.

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Octane...we have that love of Marquesan stuff


yes i do love the Marquesan style, it is my favorite, it has the right look to me, and if fun to carve.
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Only OA and Jack's of Fiji make them... they're pretty vital to the right look in any proper tiki environment.



Hey BK where is Jack's of Fiji, i have never heard of them, do they have a website? and yes every tiki place needs a few Marquesan poles to bring that true tiki look in ( at least IMO)

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Brad has mentioned interest in getting you to help me tackle some large poles for Hale Tiki (he needs 8 12-footers, about 8-10" diameter, and can be half-round)



i emailed him a few days ago and said i would help out. i would be interested in helping, but 8-12 footers, i don't know if i can find wood that big. i have a palm tree lined up (60ft) from the city here but they are slow as can be, they said they were going to take it out 3 weeks ago, and don't seem to be in any hury, which suck as i don't have any wood to carve right know. where would you suguest getting wood that big? a saw mill? what types of wood, or does it matter?

Scotty, best way to learn is to try, there was a thread around somewhere called chisel confusion that has some good info for buying tools. so far all my tiki reside in, around or in front of my parents house. i'm just starting to see about selling any but i'm not sure yet. a thread in collecting tiki's for doesn't get to spammy.

oh another question, has any one ever carved a tiki from a tree in the ground(standing straight up)? and if so is it hard? i ussually carve by laying them down but some one asked me to carve a palm in the ground.


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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-28 4:54 pm   Permalink

Most any sawmill has good, clean (not too knotty), straight, cheap white pine. I buy my logs for 15-20 bucks each. And you can get all the scrap you want, which usually comprises some good, useable stuff. Brad'll need all kinds of tikis, probably from four feet on up. He can pay, but he's on a budget so I'm selling him some decorative versions of some of my clubs carved in poplar instead of my usual rather expensive black walnut and cherry for about half my regular rate. Jack's of Fiji is here: http://www.jacksfiji.com/store/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=jacks&Category_Code=011

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-08-28 10:56 pm   Permalink

Just finished a 5 foot two faced tiki pole yesterday... about a foot in diameter... can't get photos until this weekend... carved in that "old school" look that I'm trying to nail down...

As far as my tikis, I've sold some... kept many. They're little treasures and when you put so much sweat into something its hard to let it go...

This weekend is the big test for me... The Dairyland Surf Classic, the largest gathering of freshwater surfers in the world... and while they're not tiki addicts like us they know the link between tiki/polynesia/surf culture. My work this year is 200% better than last year and therefore the prices reflect this... I'm a little concerned at what will sell though... I'll post results after the weekend...

BK and Brad... I know I will have tikis left after this weekend... I have 50 of them carved.... any room for another tiki at the Hale Tiki? Let me know...

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-28 11:27 pm   Permalink

Damned right there is. Check your PM's

 
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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2003-08-29 08:12 am   Permalink



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Brad 'The Beachcomber' Owens
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Joined: May 17, 2003
Posts: 97
From: Augusta, Georgia
Posted: 2003-08-29 4:03 pm   Permalink

Lake,
I would like to take a look at anything you have and would like to let go. I am on a budget but I can pay and will. Please send me pictures and info at
bradley.owens@us.army.mil
that is my military addtress and can hold more pics (due to size) than my other e-mail.
I am still drawing out the blue prints and am not sure how many large tiki poles I will nee but I will be posting an offer to accept bids from carvers when I have a list together.


My goal is to have the best independent owned neo-tiki bar in the U.S. With the support from all of you I will make it happen.

Thanks for all of the great support so far. It looks like the we will be open around the first week in November, that is not for sure but some time around there.

See you on the beach,

Brad



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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-29 5:14 pm   Permalink



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Kimon
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Joined: Aug 29, 2003
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From: Las Vegas Baby
Posted: 2003-08-29 5:20 pm   Permalink

Here is a couple of ours. Tikis in the Desert
Carving Palm Stumps in Las Vegas

http://www.signforums.com/forums/uploads/post-2-1061249170.jpg

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Kimon
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From: Las Vegas Baby
Posted: 2003-08-29 5:20 pm   Permalink

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-29 9:55 pm   Permalink

Sorry, carvers...had to dish.

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-08-29 11:19 pm   Permalink

hey Bk that is cool man, i know about losing family and friends recently, as last year for me sounds like this year for you. i'm sorry for your losses, both family and logs, it can be tuff. you just keep taking them in stride and work throw all the stuff that seems to snow ball.

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2003-08-29 11:29 pm   Permalink

BK

We are your pals and as such are open to hear what is going well and not so well in life. Glad you feel comfortable sharing.

Your carving time will return to you soon enough. Family is important.



 
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2003-08-30 6:07 pm   Permalink

Hang in there BK. Take care of the Fam and give your chisels some well deserved rest. They will be there ready for you when things have simmered.

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Midway Cafe
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 51
From: Greenville, Rhode Island
Posted: 2003-08-31 05:57 am   Permalink

Hey Now Everyone,

I see a lot of posts covering large carvings (nothing wrong with big) but has anyone ever tried their hand at carving really small tiki? Last night I chipped out a couple of one inch heads on the ends of a 1/2" square board, it was kinda fun. I then carved Tiki Central and the URL onto the board between the two heads. Today I'm going to toss it into Narragansett Bay and let the tides do what they may. Hopefully someday, someone will come to TC and give a report on finding it. I have to admit that it's not an original idea. I found something similar washed up on an island in Maine a few years ago. A small head with "Tribe" carved on the base. Not quite a tiki but still one of my favorite finds.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-09-01 10:49 pm   Permalink

Good weekend for me at the Dairyland Surf Classic on Lake Michigan... got some nice waist high waves Saturday morning right after I got my tiki tent set up... a lot of inland surfers now have my tikis...





And a shot of the 5 foot two face pole I finished last week... no buyer this weekend though so he's in my living room for now...


 
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